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Puranas / पुराण

The Nature of Puranas

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Puranas can be divided into two categories

  1. Mahapuranas
  2. Upa Puranas.

Both the categories have 18 puranas each

Mahapuranas can further be divided into three types.

  1. Brahma
  2. Vishnu and
  3. Shiva

The Purana with Rajas quality are

  1. Brahma Purana
  2. Brahmand Purana
  3. Brahma Vaivrata Purana
  4. Markandey Purana
  5. Bhavishya Purana
  6. Vamana Purana

Sattva Guna dominated Puranas are

  1. Vishnu Purana
  2. Srimad Bhagavat Purana
  3. Narad Purana
  4. Garuna Purana
  5. Padma Purana
  6. Varaha Purana

Tamoguna prevailing Puranas are

  1. Shiva Purana
  2. Linga Purana
  3. Skanda Purana
  4. Agni Purana
  5. Matsya Purana
  6. Kurm Purana
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